3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL IN FABRICATION OF ELEMENTS FOR WHEEL MODEL
This paper illustrates an experience related to the use of 3D printing technology during the fabrication of elements for a supporting arm. The arm was a part of a test stand designed for an investigation of rotating wheels in contact with the ground. One of the crucial elements of a supporting arm is the hub, which was originally made from aluminium, however it was decided to replace it by the one made from ABS using 3D printing technology. The author decided to describe difficulties encountered during fabrication of the hub, together with a set of recommendations for future use of 3D printers.